1958 Vauxhall Victor & 1958 victor Super.
I decided to get the Victor because I was looking for something in the fifties era, and had set myself a budget of $500, for a complete car that was restorable. As you may or may not be able to tell from the above photo there is a minimum of rust, a little in the boot, a little on each wing, and some surface rust, the car runs, although it will not move. The chrome work needs re doing, but I am not in a hurry, this is a nice five six-year project. -Well maybe longer – unfortunately my circumstances changed and I was never able to finish the task.
A week after I got the above vehicle I got a phone call offering me another one, I figured a few spares would come in handy some and a few Club members went out to look at another Victor.
My memory of the Victor, was way out because when I saw the other Victor it was different, The bonnet was different (not in the photo, it was in a shed) the rear door panels had a fancy ridge, the mudguards and bumpers were different. The second vehicle was not in as good condition, the sills are the best part rusted out, there is a bit of Bog here and there, but it was a pretty car. So I decided I would rebuild the both of them. With the second car came four spare doors a spare bonnet, Two front windscreens, a rear windscreen, an old motor (bashed about) an old front end (been in the paddock for a few years) and a set of service manuals and spare parts list. The second car cost me $250.
So all up $750. And now I have no reason to have nothing to do. Expect an update in six months 12-month update, Up to this time I have refurbished the brake Cylinders on the top vehicle. A lot of time was spent re-organizing under the house so I have room to work. (other projects have kept me away. . . But I never said I was in a hurry.
Never completed – But I still have these photos